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Freelance Bartender

Need some part-time cash? Become a freelance bartender.

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Freelance Bartender

Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Hiring your bartending skills out onweekends, evenings, and even on a full-time basis is a great way toearn a terrific living, or just some spare cash to help cover livingexpenses, depending on your needs.

You can market your services as afreelance bartender to catering companies, event and wedding planners,banquet halls, hotels, and pubs for relief duties, earning up to $300per day when you tally up your wages and tips. Even if you are not 100percent up-to-speed on the latest drink recipes or the finer aspects ofworking behind a bar, fret not, because all across the country thereare a multitude of schools providing bartending training. A definiteprerequisite, however, is an outgoing and sociable personality.Employing other bartenders on an as-needed, on-call basis can generateadditional revenue for your bartender-for-hire business by paying them$10 per hour while perhaps renting them out at $15 per hour.

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Grocery Delivery Service Business Opportunity

Busy people across the country will appreciate not having to go to the store for their groceries.

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  • Business: Grocery Delivery Service
  • Start-up Costs: Minimum
  • Home Based: Can be operated from home.
  • Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
  • Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

You have a few options available in terms of starting a grocery delivery service. The first is to simply contract with local grocery stores to deliver customer orders for a fee. The grocery store would bill the customer, market the service and manage the deliveries.

You simply deliver the groceries. The second and more lucrative option is to establish a buying account with a grocery wholesaler and resell groceries to your customers at a profit.

Related: UberEATS Is Coming To South Africa

This method means you’ll have to create a catalog of the grocery items you stock as well as market the service. However, once again the potential to generate more profit is greatly increased.

Grocery delivery services are often very profitable business ventures, as the convenience of home delivery makes getting customers very easy.

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Hot Dog Cart Business Opportunity

Selling this concession food could be one juicy business.

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Business At A Glance

  • Business: Hot Dog Cart
  • Start-up Costs: R2 000 – R10 000
  • Part Time: Can be operated part-time
  • Online Operation? No

Business Overview

The biggest challenge to overcome in terms of starting a hot dog vending business is to secure a vendor’s permit in your local community. However, even if you can’t get one, you can still operate a hot dog cart on privately-owned property and cater to functions such as flea markets, auctions, sporting events and fairs.

This is a terrific business to operate on a full- or part-time basis. Secure a good location or local events to cater to. Read more on Why the V&A Food Market is a Great Place to do Business.

Currently, new hot dog vending carts are retailing in the range of R4 000 to R8 000 each, depending on the features. However, as a method to reduce start-up costs, consider purchasing a secondhand hot dog cart – they’re typically half the cost of a new one.

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  • Business: Vending Carts South Africa
  • Head office: 13 Beatrice Str, Stanger, 4450, South Africa
  • Visit: www.vendingcarts.co.za
  • Call: 083 228 2332

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Pizza by the Slice

Portion cheesy pizzas for individuals and watch them line up for more.

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Pizza by the Slice

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

There are a lot of advantages and benefitsto opening a small pizza by the slice takeout restaurant, as opposed toa full-service, sit-down pizza restaurant that provides customers witha varied menu and delivery options. These benefits include a smallerinitial investment, lower monthly operating overheads and shorteroperating hours. Ideal locations for opening a pizza by the slicetakeout restaurant include food courts in malls, storefronts in officedistricts and kiosks in large family entertainment centers. Supplyingthe pizza slices on a wholesale basis to factory and school cafeterias,as well as providing a free lunchtime delivery service of pizza slicesin office districts can also be used as a method for boosting sales.

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